Questions tagged [overexposure]

by the virtue of which the pictures taken are too bright resulting in loss of highlights and/or washed-out look

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Nikon FE not working

I have a Nikon FE (30+ years old) It was functioning fine last time it was used about 15years ago. When I got it out to use this time I put a new battery in it but the light meter was only working ...
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Is it possible to 'fix' an image (with bad colouring/effect applied) based on a smaller thumbnail?

I'm trying to fix some old (as in a few years old, not vintage) images taken by a friend, and have noticed something odd. While most of the pictures appear somewhat over exposed/have strange colours (...
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Can I salvage overexposed images accidentally taken in manual mode?

I have a question. My wife used our camera and left the setting on Manual, which I didn't realize when I was going out to take pictures yesterday in the bright sun. We had some really great pictures, ...
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Photos through viewfinder constantly overexposed

Recently my canon 700d has been acting strangely. When using preset modes such as landscape, the photos come out fine when taken using the flip screen, but when taken through the viewfinder the photos ...
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Restrict Over Exposed images [duplicate]

How to restrict overexposed images while I am using canon t1i and 18-55mm lens? Reception desk light is overexposed, you can see.
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How do I fix this washed out photo in Photoshop?

I'm quite new to photoshop and I was wondering if there was a way to fix this photo as the faces are completely washed out by the sun in the background. I've tried several methods in photoshop such ...
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Overexpose film in camera, then push process?

My question: in general, what results when color film is overexposed in-camera, then push processed in development? I'm trying to wrap my head around color film exposure and development, and how ...
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How is it possible to have shallow depth of field in very bright conditions?

When setting the aperture at f1.8 you are for sure going to overexpose the image. When I'm out at the beach I set my GH5 at f1.8 with the shutter speed 1/8000 and my iso at 200, but I still get an ...
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ETTR vs LUT-based HDR

I just read about Exposing to the Right as a way to compensate for the way the dynamic range bracketing works. This roughly re-maps intensity values so that more "shades" of shadows are captured, but ...
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What is causing this white-out with my camera?

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1, nearly 8 years old (wikipedia). I have two lenses, 40-150mm (amazon) and 14-42mm (amazon). I change between them frequently, but am careful when I do so. It's recently ...
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What could cause exposure problems after my camera got wet?

I had an unfortunate accident where my DSLR camera (and me) briefly ended up in a river. The camera wasn't fully submerged but it did get very wet. It still works, sort of, although the electrics are ...
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Why is my camera overexposing with a new lens?

The aperture is set to f/4.0 and ISO 100 in automatic mode. I'm new to more advanced photography so please be patient! I just purchased a new lens - the h-fsa45200 (Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm) ...
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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

I was taking photos of snow sculptures at night, and I noticed something strange on my Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark II. This green lit sculpture when the green channel gets blown, turns blue ...
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What are these diagonal flickering black stripes on my Panasonic G7's LCD?

Why are there flickering black diagonal lines on my LCD display when I am taking a photo, but my actual photo is fine when I looked at it on my MacBook? Examples on the right side of the LCD screen ...
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Why is my 2 second long exposure shot overexposed?

I have the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and I’m kind of getting frustrated because whenever I try to do a long exposure shot it’s always blown out. I put the ISO to 200 because that’s the lowest I can go, ...
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Autopano Giga: Leveling of an overexposed panorama (cr2 raw files)

I'm trying to correct an overexposed panorama in Autopano Giga but I haven't yet found a way to really adjust the right settings. It seems, that the problem lies in the interpretation of the CR2 ...
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Why are my image overexposed when using an external flash?

Camera: Canon 700D Flash: Yongnuo 600 EX - RT 2 Mode: Av Scene: Most of the scenes I had were with basic lights, not dark for the eye, but bad for low ISO shots. I am shooting in Av mode with the ...
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Shutter speed and overexposure [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I think I already know the answer to this but I'm hoping I'm just missing a trick: On a sunny day, is it possible to compensate for a 2 second shutter speed so the photo doesn't come ...
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Can I use high ISO film in bright light (without problems)?

I've never messed around with film that's much different from the consumer standard of about ISO 200-400. I switched to digital around 2004 and not until the recent years I've been wanting to ...
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How do I shoot expired film?

I purchased some 75 sheets of 4x5 Tri-X that expired in 1981. It has an ISO of 320. The owner said it wasn't refrigerated but it was kept in a somewhat cold place (attic?). I've read that you're ...
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Qualitywise, is there any downside to overexposing an image (within the dynamic range of the camera)?

If i underexpose an image and have to crank up the exposure in post, this will also amplify the noise, resulting in a lower quality image. In this case, it would've been better to expose correctly ...
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Why is my image too bright when I take a 5 second exposure outdoors?

I've never had this problem with my Canon Rebel T6i, but when I am on the Tv setting and changing it to let's say 5 seconds, when I try to take a picture outside it is way too light. When I did this ...
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How can I keep illuminated buildings names from being blown out in night city shots?

I'm just getting the hang of taking pictures of my city at night/dusk, and I'm bracketing exposures to get deep colors for the sky and enough exposure for the buildings. Here's an example. I've put ...
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Canon geometric overexposed quadrilateral shapes in all of my images

I've got a Canon 70D that I bought Summer 2015. I've been shooting time-lapse of the construction of my friends' new house, and today I noticed that there is a weird overexposed shape in all of the ...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

I am using a Nikon D90 and this is my first time trying to take long exposure photos. I have set the camera to Manual mode, exposure compensation to -5, Bulb mode, f/22 aperture, ISO 100, 6-stop ND ...
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How do I get rid of the glare in this photo?

I wanted to know how to get rid of this glare on my lens, is this corrected using a filter?
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How can I take a photo using a slow shutter speed without it being overexposed? [duplicate]

When I try to take a picture using a slow shutter speed in daylight it is overexposed. How can I change the settings so it isn't overexposed?
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blowup highlights & ISO

Can you please tell me how to check whether the highlights are blownout when the sky is plain without clouds and dark blue?? I am just a camera user and not skilled in photo techniques.Is this ...
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Can my overexposed, hazy backlit photo be fixed?

I took some photos for a friend, and some of my potential favorites are completely overblown. I've attached an example. I've tried fixing in Lightroom 4, and I'm just not getting it. Is there any hope?...
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Why am I getting overexposure with only one lens?

I am having an issue with my Nikon D300s. When using a Nikkor 70-300mm lens and a Nikkor 75-200mm lens, my pictures are fine. However, when using the same body and switching to a Nikkor 28-80mm lens,...
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How can I improve the colours of this old photo where flash heavily overexposed the subject?

This photo was taken many years ago onto film, and I just imported it off the CD. I would like to reduce the bright, white overexposure of the people in the foreground. The best I have done is this: ...
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Should I let the lab pull overexposed color negative or leave it overexposed

I shot a roll of expired Fuji Superia 200 at 100 ISO. Effectively overexposing it by one stop. Should I ask the lab to pull it or just leave it overexposed? Why I'm asking, is because I understand ...
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What does an image from sun-damaged sensor actually look like?

There is obviously a great concern on the Net about getting ones image sensor sun damaged. I am getting interested in what such damage would look like. I have Googled around some to try to find an ...
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Can I save extremely washed out images in post-production?

I shot a ton of pics today, and trying out Auto vs Aperture settings on my D5200, I did not realize that the ISO was set to the outrageous number it was. I got home to find that about 1/2 the shots I ...
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How to photograph subject on white seamless background using continuous lighting without post editing?

First of all before I go into detail with my question I should mention that I have already read the similar question page "Why can't I get a decent white background with product photography?" The ...
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Nikon D5200 overexposed shots in “auto” modes

I recently (2 months ago) bought a Nikon D5200 as my first DSLR. All was well until a few days ago, but now it seems every daytime shot I take in auto-mode (including the various modes like Landscape/...
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How does RAW prevent “ugly digital clipping”?

In another answer user Ilmari writes, in the context of preventing overexposure: In general, I would also recommend always shooting RAW, both to better capture the full dynamic range of your ...
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How to shoot bright purple lights against an overall dark scene?

I've recently shot the following photo (f/8, 4.0 s., ISO 100): In post-processing, it appeared that: The magenta channel was practically blown out, and I had a choice to either reduce/desaturate the ...
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How to correct skin tone using Photoshop

How could I correct on Photoshop the skin tone to match the skin tone below? Starting from this overexposed picture:
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How to restore areas of background lost from flash overexposure?

I have taken some portraits with a grey background and it seems that in the top corners there has been some loss detail from the flash (it's a light grey background). The rest of the image is ...
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When using a ring light, how do I get rid of the dimmed backround?

I just bought a new ring light and I love it! However I would like to use it and still have the backround light up instead of everything going dark. How can I achieve this? P.s I use my iphone 6 and ...
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Are modern digital cameras better at dealing with blown highlights than they used to be?

Several years ago, I asked Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?, and if you look there, you can see some fairly convincing answers as to why this is. In an answer to a ...
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Why use UniWB? Doesn't apparent clipping of “final” colors matter more than actual clipping of RAW sensor values?

I've been reading up on UniWB and trying it out myself. My understanding is that the camera (and other RAW software?), in applying a white balance during the JPEG conversion, effectively overexposes ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon IXUS when zooming in?

I have been using Canon IXUS 130 for some years and it has been giving decent good photos and videos. Strangely, few days ago, whenever I use the telephoto zoom and take a picture, the picture is ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon PowerShot A470?

I have a Canon PowerShot A470. One day, while taking photos, it has gone from taking perfect pictures to being massively overexposed (almost white) pictures; however, this is not a problem with taking ...
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what to do when canon powershot pictures are overexposed? [closed]

Recent attempts to take shots with my Canon Powershot A470 have resulted in way over-exposed images. How do I correct this?
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How can I depict vehicle traffic during daytime in a long exposure without washing out the vehicles?

I would like to take a picture of a street during the day to depict how much traffic and cars there are on the street. Is there anyway to do this with a long exposure photograph? I have a Nikon D90 ...
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how can I determine the proper exposure for insanely long exposures

One of my favorite techniques of photography is "long exposure", night photos that take minutes or more to complete. The usual problem with these is picking the exposure. Built-in luxmeters of most ...
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Do sensors absorb different spectrum of light at different rate, making longer exposures better for blue skies?

I've found one suggestion about taking photo of sky: The sky becomes white in ur photos unlike others who retain blue color?? - Stop down the aperture to f8 or more, decrease ISO to 100 and ...
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What are the easiest (and best) solutions for avoiding a blown out background for a portrait?

Blown-out backgrounds seems like one of the more common issues amateur photographers deal with, and probably one of the things I struggle with most. Metering modes seem more of a compromise between ...